Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar - North Myrtle Beach

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1717 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, United States, 29582  show map
 2 stars
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Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar - North Myrtle Beach

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Free parking

Free on-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Lazy river

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center


Self-service laundry

Verified Reviews:

  • Clean rooms - Bathroom was huge - Walls are paper thin - Small lazy river
  • Great location - Staff is awesome - Pet friendly - Would stay here again
  • Great service - View of the ocean - Parking lot is so so small - Great rates
  • Kid friendly - Direct access to the ocean - Beds were comfortable - Pools were clean
  • Maid service was good - Ac worked well - No elevator - Highly recommend


The family 2-star Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar is set in an entertainment area minutes away from Barefoot Landing, Myrtle Beach and Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1970.

Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar lies near the sandy beach. The venue is set within 3 km from North Myrtle Beach city center.

The hotel is easy access to the sandy beach in North Myrtle Beach.

Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar is within a 30-minute drive to Myrtle Beach Afb airport.


At Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar, guests are offered rooms with a balcony, flat-screen television, climate control, a kitchenette and a laptop safe. The guestrooms look out on the ocean. They come with a fridge and a microwave as well as bathrooms with a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Molly Darcy's On the Beach and Benito's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta serve a selection of meals within 150 meters from the venue.


The venue offers concierge service, 24-hour reception and laundry.


Leisure options include a heated swimming pool and a lazy river.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   48.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled


  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Poolside snack bar

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Lazy river
  • Spa & wellness center

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area


  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE


Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar - North Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach location
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Hotel Address:

1717 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, United States, 29582

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City Center
  • North Myrtle Beach
    1.4 mi
  • Molly Darcy's On the Beach (cuisine: Irish)
    400 ft
  • Michael's Pizza, Pasta and Grill (cuisine: Italian)
    2200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar photos Room
Queen Room
Ocean view
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    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.4 mi


  • Lost Treasure Golf2000 ft
  • Fun World1.5 mi
  • Q-Zar1.6 mi
  • O D Pavillion1.8 mi
  • Myrtle Beach Grand Prix1.8 mi
  • Alligator Adventure2.0 mi


  • Renaissance Myrtle Beach1.8 mi


  • North Myrtle Beach Parks Dept3700 ft
  • North Myrtle Beach Recreation3700 ft


  • Alantic Beach Community Corp5000 ft

Air business related

  • Ramp 66 Pilot Store1.8 mi


Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Skydive Myrtle Beach1.0 mi
    2800 Terminal Street, North Myrtle Beach
  • T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station2.5 mi
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • Barefoot Landing3.2 mi
    Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach
  • Hawaiian Rumble1.2 mi
    3210 33rd Ave. S, North Myrtle Beach
  • Myrtle Beach Sling Shot2.8 mi
    12th Ave North and Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach

Restaurants nearby

  • Molly Darcy's On the Beach400 ft

    Address: 1701 South Ocean Boulevard
    Phone: 843-272-5555

    67% likes this, based on 168 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish

  • Charcoal's2200 ft

    Address: 1901 Kings Hwy N

    51% likes this, based on 25 reviews
    Cuisine: Brazilian

  • Benito's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta2600 ft

    Address: 1596 Highway 17 South
    Phone: 843-272-1414

    84% likes this, based on 342 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Michael's Pizza, Pasta and Grill2200 ft

    Address: 1701 N Kings Hwy
    Phone: 843-448-0344

    76% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Harold's On The Ocean2200 ft

    Address: 2301 S Ocean Blvd
    Phone: 843-249-5601

    74% likes this, based on 39 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 30 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    It was on the beach, that's about it. I can say it was better than the last dive we stayed at so that was a plus.

    Big crack in the ceiling and it rained and of course it dripped water in the room for a day and a half. They did not even offer to comp our stay at all. Never tried to change our room or even say oops sorry.

  • Older travelers

    We liked the fact that it was only 3 stories high and not one of those huge highrises

    that the pool was not heated as advertised,carpets could be cleander in the corners and outside in the hallways

  • Family with children

    They did allow pets.

    We were asked to leave "Lazy River" at 7:30 on Sat night so they could treat the water. That could have been done at a more convenient time. The kitchen had no cooking or eating utensils, no pots & pans, 1 fork, 1 coffee cup, 1 glass.

  • Older travelers

    Although an older motel (and it shows), I had a clean room beach side with a balcony. The beds were comfortable and with a small kitchenette, we were able to save money with meals. In addition to the room, the pool was kept clean and staff were pleasant. It fit the bill for a short weekend getaway. It fit the bill for an inexpensive fun weekend getaway.

    Can't think of anything.

  • Older travelers

    This motel is in an excellent location for the beach and offers excellent value for money. Our accommodation was ocean front and was basic but adequate and clean. Pool was cleaned every day and although we didn't use the lazy river it was popular with other guests.

  • Group of friends

    Staff was very courteous and worked to get us special attention with an elderly guest. Rooms were clean and comfortable. We had an oceanfront room with a great view of the beach and pool area.

  • Older travelers

    I liked being right on the beach, the rates and the helpfulness of the staff.

    Too many smokers on the balconies.

  • Group of friends

    I put excellent because they did something they didnt have to. We had to cancel the day before our stay due to a uncontrolled situation in our family. I called and at first they said they would charge first night. But then she called back and manager said that was okay just let it go. I definitely will make another reservation there! Not many places would have done that. Thank you very much for being so kind. God bless you.

  • Older travelers

    Nothing it was so bad.

    it was the worst place i've ever stayed. it smelled, shower half worked , it was dirty. It was loud there. Very bad place to stay.

  • Older travelers

    It was close to the beach and it didn't cost a bunch of money and it was really clean.

  • Family with children

    It was close to where we needed to be. The staff was nice.

    Badly Ned's some up grades.

  • Group of friends

    Location to the Beach was excellent !!!!!!!! Could not have been better. First time at the beach and was extremely happy with my stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. Staff was pleasant and courteous at all times, the room was clean. If you're looking for the Ritz go to the Ritz. If you're looking for somewhere clean and right on the beach go to By the Sea Motel.

    No WiFi as promised. But really didn't have time to miss it due to the beach. But couldn't send any photos out from the days events.

  • Family with children

    It was very convenient

    It was very out dated. My room didnot have a telephone or alarm clock the appliances were very old. The Mangers were very nice

  • Older travelers

    Close to beach

    Total dump, unexplained fees will send recipt for review total dump,total dump if I were you I would take this dump off my service. Old ,dirty,mold total dump

  • Family with children

    The only thing I liked about By the Sea Motel is that its at the beach.

    The first room we were in was a bit dirty and low-grade, the bed was slanted and not quite on the frame, the cover of the air conditioner kept falling off and after the water in the shower would not turn off they did move us to a much better quality room.

How to reach hotel

hotel Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar - North Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1717 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, United States, 29582

Get directions
City Center
  • North Myrtle Beach
    1.4 mi
  • Molly Darcy's On the Beach (cuisine: Irish)
    400 ft
  • Michael's Pizza, Pasta and Grill (cuisine: Italian)
    2200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: